The emergence of large-scale food production gave us unprecedented abundance - but at a steep and ultimately unsustainable price.
Relentless cost-cutting has made our food systems vulnerable to contamination and disease.
More than a billion people are overweight or obese, yet roughly the same number are still malnourished.
Over-crowded countries like China are already planning for tightened global food supplies.
As the world veers back to a time of hunger and uncertainty, Paul Roberts explores the vulnerable miracle of our modern food economy and pinpoints the decisions we must make to avoid the coming meltdown.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 10/01/2009
- Category: Food manufacturing & related industries
- ISBN: 9780747596424